The Tula Kremlin is an outstanding monument of the Russian defense architecture of the 16th century. It was built on a strategic approach of great significance and for several centuries, it used to protect the southern frontiers of the Russian state from Crimean Tatar raids and was a major element of the Great Abatis wale. It was founded in 1507 when construction of a “stone town” commenced in Tula under the decree of Grand Prince Vasily III. The construction works lasted for 13 years and were completed in 1520.
Nowadays, the Tula Kremlin is one of the most frequented museums of Russia. It is annually visited by thousands of Russian and foreign tourists.
The postal block provides images of the buildings of the Tula Kremlin: the Tula Museum of Samovars, the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Tower of Odoevsky gate, and the Tula State Museum of Arms (the former Epiphany Cathedral).
In addition to the issue of the postage block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Tula, as well as an artistic cover will be published.
Artist: S. Sviridov; Design: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 120 rubles.
Block size: 102×71 mm, stamp size in the block: 30×42 mm.
Quantity: 25 thousand blocks.